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Lobo de la Sierra Raicilla

Lobo de la Sierra is made by maestro Don Ruben Peña Fuentes, who is known far and wide for his distilling expertise and prowess.

Rating: (1 review)
Brand:Lobo de la Sierra Raicilla
Mezcalero:Don Ruben Pena Fuentes
Agave:Maximiliana
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Steel
Style:Joven
State:Jalisco
Town:Mascota
ABV: 40%
About this mezcal

This Raicilla is made with agave Maximiliana that are cooked in a masonry bread-like oven, mechanically shredded, and distilled in a still made of steel and old jars. The annual production of this is very low due to limited agave supply. Coming from the state of Jalisco, this is really unique.

Lobo de la Sierra Raicilla

Lobo de la Sierra is made by the same producer of the Sierra Occidental Raicilla from La Venenosa. His name is Don Ruben Peña Fuentes, and he is commonly known as El Lobo de la Sierra, so the name on this brand name is quite fitting.

1 review

5 of out 5 stars


teejay_28 on Aug 15, 2018

2 reviews

  • Overall:

Having tasted the la venenosa sierra occidental (maximiliana agave, same distiller family) and the venenosa puntas (also maxim. And exact same distiller) before, i didnt think this one would blow me away. Before opening i was a bit weirded out by the low abv at 40%, but boy does it deliver.
In my opinion even more than the puntas also from don gerado at 64%.

Fecha 03-18
Lot 1
Bottle 95 of 200

The nose is a beautifully bright mix of ripe peaches, mirabelles and wet stone in the back.

Almost no alcoholic burn at all.
Tastewise more minerality, a bit stonefruit (more like plum), supplemented with light smoke.
All underlying with that funky raicilla kind-of-acidity.

Toasted minerality stays medium long the other flavors fade rather quickly.

Drinks like water, tastes heavenly, price is very reasonable, could be even higher in my opinion. Again in comparison with the puntas, the lobo costed me a third and is a lot better (ridiculous shipping and tax on my bottle of puntas). Very good entry level for smokey agave distillates but it will spoil you.

Having tasted the la venenosa sierra occidental (maximiliana agave, same distiller family) and the venenosa puntas (also maxim. And exact same distiller) before, i didnt think this one would blow me away. Before opening i was a bit weirded out by the low abv at 40%, but boy does it deliver.
In my opinion even more than the puntas also from don gerado at 64%.
Fecha 03-18
Lot 1
Bottle 95 of 200
The nose is a beautifully bright mix of ripe peaches, mirabelles and wet stone in the back.
Almost no al

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